UP2US Landcare co-ordinator Kerstie Lee and Mansfield Shire Council environment officer Suzie Healy are thrilled at the progress being made with a co-operative venture between their two organisations.
Under the previous government, council was granted $19,800 a year for three years to control roadside weeds.
This was a little disappointing, as most shires – based on the length of roads in the shire – were granted $50,000 per annum on the same basis.
Ms Healy said there is a large weed problem in Mansfield, although the district has a shorter road network than most shires.
To get the most from the limited funding, council and Up2Us Landcare group formed an alliance that has proved very resilient.
A relatively small portion of the grant went towards mapping of the weed-affected roadsides in the shire.